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Athletics Club Relay for Life

Posted By Sports Development Officer on 8/05/2017

Over the weekend, our Adelaide University Athletics Club were involved in the 'Relay for Life'. The Athletics Club were raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council and contributed to the amazing $172,000+ raised over the weekend.

The event started at 2:30pm and ran until 8am the next morning. Our team that had 21 participants from the Athletics Club and a few other AU Sport clubs and ran an amazing 541 laps!!!

11 of the 21 athletes stayed overnight. A special shout out must go to Liam who ran the equivalent to a half marathon between 2:30-11pm before he left for the night for a well deserved break, but as you do, he returned to run another 21 laps straight and finished the relay for our team! The team also had great help from Dion who ran around 70 laps, Aaron who was running 10 lap blocks overnight giving others a much needed rest, and Gillian who was doing 5 lap blocks early in the morning.

Amazingly after the huge effort, our Athletics Club are straight back into it tonight. If you are keen on joining the Athletics Club, click here for more information. The Athletics Club will be doing this again next year, and for a short time are offering half priced entry, so get in contact with them asap!

To donate to the Cancer Council, click here!